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Banks by mumpo Banks by mumpo
For this one, it's probably necessary that you see the originally b&w reference image for comparison!

I've been in love with Jillian Banks' music for a few months now. The beats in her songs are to die for; a little edgy but ultimately pretty, with relatable lyrics. "Warm Water" is a prime example. And because I've been staring at this iconic, mysterious image that graces her London EP, it only made sense that I paint it and put her alongside James Blake, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge in my electronic musician series.

Eee it was so fun. There weren't that many different pieces to work on, so I focused on getting her face exactly right. The whole thing probably took 7 hours.

Also, here's a screenshot of 100% detail, and a widescreen wallpaper if you're so inclined! Enjoy :)
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alpha-rezbit Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Nice job! Love her sound
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mumpo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for my ridiculously late reply, but thank you so much for the comment, favorite and watch :)!
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Kurara-Shikaze Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wohooo baby, look at thaaat! O____O

You..oh...have improved a lot with the brushes??? It's stunning how you painted that hair and the shadows and that pretty little nose omgg.
I think I prefer your pic more than the photo xD

The clothes texture looks so smooth~
I shall listen to that song if it inspired you so much.

Yay! :iconsuperheroglompplz:
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mumpo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry it took me eons to reply, but thank you so much, bb!! It's the greatest compliment that you like my painting more than the source content, I'm flattered. Hope you're well these days! :heart: :hug:
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Kurara-Shikaze Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hahaa I feel you sweetie. I feel you.
You deserve the compliment fgngfngf

Thanks and I hope you're well too!!! :smooch:
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot dayum this is gorgeous. Really love the shading you did and those monochrome browns are very easy on the eyes. I think the hair came out especially well. I have no idea how you did it. It looks like a lot of strokes got in there but it doesn't feel cluttered. Usually people tend to add too many lines when doing hair where it looks too straight-edge and unnatural but you pulled it off! :D

As for her music, wooo. She sounds like a mash of celine dion and Beyonce? (I enjoy both singers so it's a compliment) XD You're right about the beats. They are groovy. (if you want more new music to listen to..., uhm not sure if you know Daughter.. but here's a song by her. :3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0VaZ5… )

TL;DR you did an awesome job. :heart: 
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mumpo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh I'm sorry it took me so long to reply!! I have no excuse >< But thank you so much, Renny dear! Haha looking back on it I have no idea how I did the shading either, especially on the hair... should've kept a record of the brush settings orz. Just a lot, a lot of layered strokes~

And yes, her voice is incredible, isn't it? Glad you like it! Daughter is awesome too, such beautiful singing and melodies. Thank you for the recommendation and kind words :) :heart: :heart: :heart:
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